Advanced Primary Care/PCMH

Advanced Primary Care (APC) is a practice that shifts the focus of primary care toward quality. Instead of focusing on numbers, APC ensures patients are provided with high-quality care. APC allows providers to be free of traditional time constraints due to the need of seeing a high volume of patients. In turn, this allows clinicians to spend more time and provide more comprehensive care to their patients. In addition, if a patient needs to be referred to a specialist for more additional services, APC practices have the ability to maintain that relationship and ensure that the patient’s care is thoroughly coordinated throughout the treatment process. The improved effectiveness of primary care at the population level leads to substantial decreases in cost for the patients. 

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a care-delivery model that reorganizes the way that primary care is provided to patients. The PCMH allows the patients to have one centralized location where they can receive all of their primary care services. This allows the practice staff to provide more comprehensive and coordinated care that is focused on the patient and their particular needs. The PCMH is committed to provided quality care that is evidence-based and backed by research. 

Resources

Emmi | October 2014
TEAM Based Care and Principles of Health Coaching | August 2019
Advancing Primary Care Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care: A Toolkit for States | August 2019
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management | January 2017
This resource looks at a framework for collaboratives working on transforming primary care practices. It was shown that these collaboratives are effective in fostering practice transformation.
PCPCC | November 2018

Associated Stakeholders: 

Care Delivery & Integration

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